The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Benefits of physical therapy in institutionalized patients

    Does extra physical therapy reduce length of stay and improve patient outcomes in people with various conditions.

    Researchers at La Trobe University, in Victoria, Australia reviewed the evidence?

    First, the details.

    • Searching identified 2826 potentially relevant articles, of which 16 studies with 1699 participants met the inclusion criteria and were used for a meta-analysis.

    And, the results.

    • Compared with standard physical therapy, extra physical therapy reduced length of stay in acute settings and improved mobility, activity, and quality of life significantly.
    • There were no significant changes in self-care.

    The bottom line?

    The researchers would like to see more research to confirm their findings.

    9/4/11 17:59 JR

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